Check out these warning signs to see if you need a dishwasher replacement at your northern Utah home!
Appliance breakdowns are always serious issues, but dishwasher malfunctions can be particularly troubling due to their proclivity to induce household flooding throughout residential kitchens.
When you’re in need of a dishwasher replacement, it essentially means that your dishwasher is malfunctioning so badly to the point that it’s beyond repair. It’s a tough situation to be in, but our Master Plumbers will have you covered and get your kitchen back to fully functionality in no time.
Here are five unfortunate signs that it may be time for you to invest in a dishwasher replacement at your northern Utah home:
Your Dishes Aren’t Coming Out Warm
Warm, sudsy water is a crucial factor when it comes to actually cleaning your dishes and eliminating any lingering germs. The FDA recommends washing dishes (either by hand or with a dishwasher) with very warm water to ensure proper sanitization.
So if your dishes aren’t nice and steamy when they come out of your dishwasher, then it means there’s something wrong with the appliance’s heating coil. Repairing a heating coil can sometimes be pretty expensive, so you might be in a situation where you’re better off investing in a new dishwasher instead of getting a repair.
You’re Seeing Rust On Your Dishwasher
It’s a good idea to swipe your dishwasher’s flooring every now and again with a paper towel, and you’ll do this just to make sure there isn’t any rust development. If you do see rust on the paper towel, it’s a clear sign that you’re going to eventually need a new dishwasher in the near future.
There are situations in which the rust in your dishwasher could simply be from your dishes, but if you’re seeing the metal of your actual appliance start corroding, then it’s a clear warning sign that you’ll need a replacement in the near future.
The Dishwasher Door Isn’t Properly Latching
Your dishwasher of course won’t run if its door isn’t securing itself correctly, and it’s often possible to invest in a relatively simple latch repair.
However, excessive warping and leakage could also cause an improperly latching dishwasher door, and if this is the case for you, then you’re going to need a full-on replacement.
Your Dishwasher Isn’t Draining Properly
If you’re seeing pools of water at the bottom of your dishwasher when its cycle has completed, you’re going to at least need professional plumbing repairs. It’s very likely that your dishwasher is suffering from a drain problem, and this could either be a minor or major issue.
The first thing you’ll want to do is verify whether or not there’s food or other debris blocking the appliance’s drain. If this isn’t the case, then it’s likely that your actual drain has started to crumble or crack, which could require an entirely new dishwasher.
Your Dishwasher Is Outdated And Not Energy Efficient
This may not be considered a plumbing emergency like the above scenarios are, but it still is a common issue that many northern Utah homeowners find significant. A lot of people simply don’t want outdated dishwashers when there are more energy-efficient models in today’s marketplace.
And what’s great about upgrading to a modern dishwasher is that it’ll eventually pay for itself by the amount of water you’ll save each month. The odds are that upgrading an outdated dishwasher will also lead to far better washing cycles as well.
Reach Out To Beehive Plumbing When You Think You May Need A Dishwasher Replacement!
Beehive Plumbing has supported countless homes in northern Utah with appliance repairs and replacements, and we’ll be there for you when you need a dishwasher replacement in your kitchen.
Contact us online or call us at 801-661-8155 to speak with our experts today about what’s going on with your home’s dishwasher!